The capital of the Ukraine, Kiev is one of Eastern Europe’s most important centers of industry, science, and the arts. Heavily dependent on arms and weapons manufacture before the Soviet Union’s demise, Kiev has proved itself adept at economic transformation. Thriving new service and financial sectors have fostered growth and investment in infrastructure and transport.
Since the Ukraine gained nation status at the turn of the millennium, Kiev has boldly harnessed its tourist potential. Tourist activity no longer focuses solely on the city’s fallen heroes and rebels. Independence Square, the infamous site of the 2004 Orange Revolution, is just the starting point. The Baroque St Micheal’s Monastery, originally built in the Middle Ages, has been restored to its former glory. The periwinkle blue facade topped with enormous golden domes is quite a vision. A flush of newly burnished buildings house luxury hotels, sleek nightclubs, and gourmet restaurants. Luxury international brands command and receive attention along the city’s tree-lined avenues. A vibrant street culture foments in the traditional district of Andriyivskyy Descent, where local artists purvey their wares.
Airports within a 50-miles radius of Kiev:
- Zhuliany Airport (IEV)
- Antonov Airport (GML)
- Boryspil Airport (KBP)
Popular aircraft charters* in the Kiev area include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.